Today, November 25th – The UN day for the elimination of violence against women.
Women workers are experiencing more violence in the workplace and at home as the global recession continues. UN research shows that one in three women suffer from violence during their lives.
2010 has witnessed an increase in reporting cases of violence against women inÂ workplaces.Women are vulnerable in different ways, both because they often handle customer relations and because working at night as well as traveling to and from work at night can mean they are in danger.
UNITES, An organization of IT/ITES/BPO employees worldwide,Â address workplace violence, we have been working on issues of domestic violence but it is tricky, and on ways that those suffering from violence can be given help in the workplace. This includes unions arguing for access to medical support and counseling, as well as ensuring confidentiality of cases and sympathetic handling of requests for time off work, where necessary.
What can you do
Kindly give the messageÂ Â ‘Say no to violence’ .
Report any kind of abuses towards women employees to the proper authorities with out any delay.
See This Link from UNITESPRO about the violence/sexual harassment at workplace